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Fisheries

OR - Capturing Value by Keeping Local Seafood Local

The USDA has awarded The Oregon Coast Visitors Association $735,200 for a grant entitled, Capturing Value by Keeping Local Seafood Local.

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Fisheries

CAN - B.C. First Nation 'outraged' over Alaskan salmon interceptions

Tŝilhqot’in Nation tribal chair Joe Alphonse is demanding a seat at the Canada-U.S. bilateral negotiations to address Alaskan fishers intercepting salmon headed for B.C. rivers

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Property

WA - 12-foot king tide causes flooding over south Birch Bay Drive, shoreline erosion in Drayton Harbor

King tide, storm pressure and 2-4 foot waves caused flooding in south Birch Bay January 7 that left The Bridge Community Hope Center building with a foot of standing water to drain.

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Science

OR - Climate change degrading Oregon coastal ecosystems, study suggests

Researchers find ecological communities in the intertidal zone are becoming less resilient to disturbances like marine heatwaves and disease.

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Science

OR - Coastal ecosystem being destabilized by climate change, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ecological communities on the Oregon coast are being subtly destabilized by the pressures of climate change despite giving an appearance of stress resistance, new research by Oregon State University shows.

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Federal

OR - Sunflower sea stars being considered for Endangered Species Act protections

Sunflower sea stars, a large 24 armed marine predator that lives on the West Coast, are one step closer to receiving protections under the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Monday that they will open a public comment period on sunflower sea star protection.

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Engineering

WA - Time & Again: Shore restoration, where historic business stood

The former location of the Tahlequah Store, just to the west of the Tahlequah Ferry Dock, is the latest example of King County’s beach restoration efforts on Vashon and Maury Islands.

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Fisheries

WA - How the Swinomish Are Reviving a Native Oyster and Protecting Eelgrass in Puget Sound

An Indigenous-owned aquaculture company is showing how to balance ecosystems and economic growth.

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Fisheries

WA - When dams fell, salmon returned to the Elwha River

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Mel Elofson thought of his ancestors when he spotted a chinook salmon swimming past the old Glines Canyon Dam site on the Elwha River here.

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Engineering

OR - Benefits of Tillamook Bay wetlands restoration extend far beyond the scope of initial project, report finds

A 443-acre tidal wetland habitat restoration project in Oregon's Tillamook Bay designed to reduce flooding and improve salmon habitat has also brought a host of other socioeconomic benefits to the community, a new report from Oregon State University researchers shows.

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Federal

WA - EPA announces $34 million in Puget Sound funding | US EPA

The Northwest office of the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is providing over $34 million in grant funds to state, local, tribal, and federal partners for Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts.

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Justice

WA - Groups Again Sue Army Corps to Protect Washington's Coastal Areas and Endangered Species from Industrial Shellfish Operations

Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from continuing the excessive expansion of industrial shellfish operations without considering the cumulative impacts to Washington’s rich and diverse coastal waters.

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Property

CAN - Protect or retreat: Rising seas threaten Canada's Atlantic and Pacific coasts

As witnessed in recent weeks, rising seas, swollen atmospheric rivers and post-tropical storms are a threat to community infrastructure, housing and the safety of those living along Canada's east and west coasts.

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Property

PNW - A swarm of more than 40 earthquakes in 24 hours is causing a buzz in the northwest US

One of North America's most active fault lines sprung to life on Tuesday after a swarm of more than 40 earthquakes -- ranging from a magnitude 3.5 to 5.8 -- rattled off the coast of Oregon, catching the attention and concern of millions in the region.

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Recreation

OR - Brown Waves Return to N. Oregon Coast. Could It Mean Glowing Waves?

(Seaside, Oregon) – More fun, oceanic weirdness is on display on the north Oregon coast – or at least it was until the rains hit.

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Fisheries

OR - Shortbelly rockfish an example of fishery management under climate change

A small, spiny fish no one wants to catch has started to appear in trawl nets off the Oregon Coast. An important source of food for Chinook salmon and many seabirds

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Energy

OR - Jordan Cove project dies. What it means for FERC, gas

The developer of an Oregon liquefied natural gas export terminal told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the first time yesterday it would not move forward with the embattled project, putting to rest years of uncertainty for landowners.

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Property

CAN - Natural disasters aren't as natural as they used to be

Natural disasters strike across the globe, but in the second half of 2021, British Columbia has had more than its share, starting with a heat wave that was the “deadliest weather event in Canadian history,” according to Sarah Henderson, scientific director of the BC Centre for Disease Control, while provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix described it as a "one-in-a-1,000-year event." Over 500 people died as a direct result of the extreme temperatures.

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Energy

OR - FERC to revisit federal approval for Jordan Cove

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted last week to evaluate whether to revoke federal approval of the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The decision comes after months of continued setbacks to the natural gas project dealt by state permitting agencies.

Pacific Northwest
Science

OR - Researchers to study decline in kelp and sea stars along Oregon Coast

Since a marine heatwave that happened from 2013 to 2015, there have been important ecosystem changes on the Oregon Coast. The populations of bull kelp, sunflower sea stars and other important marine species like abalone have been on the decline. At the same time, the population of purple sea urchins is rising rapidly.

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Science

BC - Atmospheric river brings floods, landslides, and maybe, a reckoning

The cascading natural disasters in British Columbia have destroyed key pieces of infrastructure that experts say should trigger a nationwide risk assessment to prepare for Canada’s rapidly changing climate.

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